If weight has been a problem for you or if you are looking to improve your overall health, you should eat healthy food. Contrary to common belief, healthy food includes more than just salad and is not void of any flavor—in fact, it’s more flavorful than processed foods. If you consistently eat healthy food, you can lose weight, have more energy, reduce your risk for certain diseases and even sleep better.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about healthy food. With all of this conflicting information floating around, trying to eat healthy food can leave you confused or even frustrated. Let’s explore some common myths.
Myth: Calories are bad for me
This myth is just silly! Calories are the basic unit for measuring the energy in food; even when you eat healthy food, you are consuming calories. Since your body requires energy every time you move, breath or think, you need to consume energy.
However, this is where it can get confusing because you should only consume as many calories as you burn. Besides making you gain weight, eating excess calories is just plain unhealthy. Use this calculator to figure out how many calories you should consume each day.
Myth: All fat is bad for me
Similar to believing that calories are bad, many people believe fat is bad too. Again this is just a misconception. While some fat, including saturated and Trans fats are bad and should be avoided, unsaturated fats such as those found in avocados and nuts are very beneficial to your body, as long as they are eaten in moderation.
Unsaturated fat can help fight disease and provide your body with required nutrients. Cold-water fish, nuts, seeds and some leafy greens are full of healthy fats. Incorporating these foods into your diet is a great way to eat healthy food and lose weight.
Myth: If I want to eat healthy, I can’t eat my favorite foods anymore
A healthy lifestyle is more complex than simply picking foods that are considered to be healthy. For example, spinach is a very healthy food as is salmon; however, eating only these two foods is extremely unhealthy. Not only would it be difficult to reach your recommended caloric intake, but you would also miss out on many important nutrients—this is why you should have a BALANCED diet.
A healthy diet includes lean protein, complex carbohydrates, vegetables, fruit and healthy fat. And if you plan out your meals or your entire food consumption for the day, you can fit your favorite foods into your plan without any trouble. As with all foods, you should eat your favorite food in moderation and if your favorite food is unhealthy, aim to only eat it once or twice a week.
If you’re looking for something fast and convenient without the hassle of going to the grocery store, bistroMD offers a diet delivery program that can help you develop healthy eating habits and lose weight. We cook with the freshest ingredients and have over 200 recipes and a customizable menu so you’re sure to find something to satisfy your taste buds.
You can’t beat the ease of fresh and healthy food delivered to your door, and the best part is that it only takes a few weeks to see results!
We have a men and a women’s program with the option to receive five-or-seven-days’ worth of healthy meals delivered to your door. The seven day option comes with the My Night feature, your one night a week to just kick back and relax.
The two programs range from $130-$160 and EATS, our essential and tasty snacks are just $1.50 per snack. Women receive two snacks per day and men receive three snacks per day.